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mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
mauve - pale purple
archipelago - group of closely located islands
caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
impropriety - improperness; unsuitableness
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
monumental - massive; impressively large; built as a monument